Millington, Maryland

According to beautyphoon, Millington is a small town located in Kent County, Maryland. With a population of less than 2,000, Millington is the smallest incorporated town in the state of Maryland. The community was first settled in 1720 and was officially incorporated in 1891.

The town is situated on the banks of the Chester River and is surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. The area’s rural setting makes it an ideal place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Millington has a rich history that dates back to colonial times. During the Revolutionary War, Millington served as an important base for General Washington’s troops. The town also played a major role during World War II as an Army Air Corps training center.

Today, Millington remains a peaceful place to call home for its residents. There are several historic sites around town, such as the Millington National Historic District and the old post office building which now serves as a museum and gallery space for local artists.

The town also offers plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy such as fishing in nearby rivers or hunting on nearby game preserves. The area is also home to several parks including Chestnut Grove Park which features picnic tables, walking trails, playgrounds, and ball fields; or Rock Hall Park with its sandy beach and boat slips perfect for swimming or boating adventures on sunny days!

According to bestitude, Millington may be small but it has big heart- its close-knit community spirit makes it a great place to live or visit! Residents take pride in their heritage while still embracing modern amenities like high speed internet access and recreational opportunities like kayaking on nearby rivers. There are plenty of locally owned businesses in Millington offering unique shopping experiences from antiques to art galleries to specialty boutiques! It’s no wonder why so many people choose this small Maryland town as their home away from home.

Population: 416. Estimated population in July 2020: 371 (-10.8% change)
Males: 199 (47.8%), Females: 217 (52.2%)

Kent County

Zip code: 21651

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $45,893
Median house value: $86,500

Races in Millington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
  • Hispanic (7.7%)
  • Black (6.5%)
  • Other race (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (20.0%), Irish (16.6%), United States (12.7%), German (11.8%), Italian (3.6%), Scottish (2.6%).

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Millington, Maryland


For population 25 years and over in Millington

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Millington town

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

2.9% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-6.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Millington:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Millington:

  • DOVER AFB (about 29 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 33 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 58 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Abbreviation: BWI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Millington:

  • MASSEY AERODROME (about 5 miles; MASSEY, MD; Abbreviation: MD1)
  • SMYRNA (about 18 miles; SMYRNA, DE; Abbreviation: 38N)
  • DELAWARE AIRPARK (about 18 miles; DOVER/CHESWOLD, DE; Abbreviation: 33N)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Millington:

  • DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,641)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (about 27 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,817)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (about 27 miles; NEWARK, DE; Full-time enrollment: 17,786)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 33 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; BEL AIR, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY (about 48 miles; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,172)
  • ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; ARNOLD, MD; Full-time enrollment: 6,467)

Public primary/middle school in Millington:

  • MILLINGTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 234; Location: 172 SASSAFRASS ST; Grades: PK – 04)